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dubarry sewing – best colors for your type

By On April 10, 2014

Today I have some images from a great sewing booklet by DuBarry Patterns, published in 1945. It includes tons of tips and techniques for sewing success as well as a really great… Read More

Free Download - 16 page PDF and eBook - Butterick Fashion News April 1943
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BUTTERICK FASHION NEWS – APRIL 1943

By On March 26, 2014

Another free download for you! This issue of Butterick Fashion News contains sixteen pages of beautiful illustrations of the latest sewing patterns available in April 1943. There are some seriously gorgeous styles… Read More

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authentic eyewear for vintage lovers

By On December 2, 2013

Today I’m proud to announce my newest partner – Victory Optical! Victory Optical is a decades old company that was originally founded in 1941 by Vincent J. Salierno. At the height of… Read More

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free download – simplicity patterns nov. 1943

By On November 14, 2013

Here’s a special Christmas edition of Simplicity’s mini sewing pattern catalog from 1943. Fun, festive stuff in this one! Please feel free to link to this page, pin this page, or send… Read More

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milkweeds for the war effort

By On October 27, 2013

Recently I posted a photo of a funny looking plant that I grew up frolicking amongst every Fall: the Milkweed. I never thought much of them until I bought a book about… Read More

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Free Download – 1940 Simplicity PreVue Fashions

By On October 7, 2013

I have another free download for you! This little eight page booklet by Simplicity was published in 1939 and features their new line of patterns for the February 1940 season. It’s full… Read More

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Sears and Roebuck 1942 Reproduction Outfit

By On September 29, 2013

Here it is! My Fall For Cotton project inspired by a “Farmerette” outfit in the Fall/Winter Sears and Roebuck catalog from 1942. You can read more about my inspiration here, and see… Read More

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Fall For Cotton – my project preview

By On September 28, 2013

My Fall For Cotton projects are finished!! If you saw my inspiration post, you’d know I’ve been trying to recreate a women’s farm/factory outfit from the Fall/Winter Sears and Roebuck catalog of… Read More

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Using Non Printed Vintage Patterns – The Basics

By On September 5, 2013

One thing that may intimidate people from using 1940’s patterns is the fact that many of them are “un-printed” or blank. This means that you won’t find any markings on the tissue… Read More

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Farmerette Trousers – Take 1

By On September 3, 2013

I have to thank everyone for their kind words on my stress induced blog post yesterday. I loved all the suggestions on how to deal, and I actually ended up getting a… Read More